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THE NEW YORK
PENNSYLVANIA R. R.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE,
FLORIDA EAST COAST RY.
Composed exclusively of Pullman's finest Drawing Room,
Sleeping, Dining, Library and Observation Cars, lighted by
electricity, heated by steam, leaving New York daily, except
Resumed January 18th, 1897.
Leave NEW YORK............................(Penna. R.R.) 4 30 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA ......................... 7 00 "
'" BALTIMORE ............................. 9 265
WASHINGTON..................(Atlantic Coast Line.) 10 48 "
CHARLESTON......................... (Plant System.) 11 69 a.m.
Arrive SAVANNAH .......................... 2 06 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE ...................... 6 30 '
Leave JACKSONVILLE.................. (Florida East Coast.) 6 45 "
Arrive ST. AUGUSTINE.................. 7 46 p.m.
Leave JACKSONVILLE................... (J. T. & K. W. Ry.) 9 00 p.m.
Arrive TAMPA BAY HOTEL............. (Plant System.) 8 48 a.m.
LUXURY, .. ..
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0, give me the South with its gardens of roses;
The land of the lemon, the range and pine,
Where Summer in lap of grim Winter reposes,
And never a day that the sun doesn't shine.
HE silent snowflakes falling thick and fast in grace-
ful confusion down upon the cold streets of New
York; the chillling blast of dread winter murmur-
ing in your muffled ears; the frantic screams of ferry boats
plowing and crashing through the ice-choked waters of
the harbor, and the dismal smoke of the countless chim-
neys and smokestacks, all conspire to make gloomy the
hour the tourist starts out for the Sunny South,
and speed him to a land where the sun is ever shin-
ing and the mocking-birds are sing-
ing on the crest of the green orange ,,
trees l aden with their
precious burdens of golden
fruit, ripening in the light z-f
and warmth of incessant 1
There is that in ..
the environment to
n e rvoousl
about his chilled form
and hurry to the ticket
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office with impatient
stride. The hac k ing
cough seems to keep time with the
tread, and the occasional sneezing,
like the Indian's faithful dog, bears him company at every
turn. He looks back over the water at the towering build-
ings of the city, crowned with the low, dark clouds of
gray and heavy with the mantle of the snow storm, and
he shudders at the mere contemplation of the scene. Then
turning to the train standing ready and steaming with the
throb of anticipation and promise, he looks longingly to
the South, where he is bound for his winter vacation of
recreation and rest. He steps into the palatial car and is
comfortably seated on the plush cush-
ions of the gorgeous chariot of modern
What joy and pleasure comes
With the realization that you are off
for the South! What visions
of gorgeous landscapes for-
ever green and always
bathed in the sunlight
S hospital of an bright,
down amid the
Scenes of that sec-
t o n\N tion h e r e proverbial
hospitality once born of
&days on the wide-
7.i7 stretching planta-
tions, still dwells with the
People of the Southern coun-
try and makes the stranger's
sojourn in that delectable
^l-1nd one of continuous comfort, ease
/ and rest \hat countless charms
arise in the mind of the eager tourist as
he sits there in the Jersey City station
awaiting impatiently to hear the signal
bell and feel the exhilarating motion of the
departing train, and how he does per force contrast such
panorama with the wintry surroundings-the stinging
cold, the blinding snow!
And what a charming jour-
ney, too, it is that stretches out
before the tourist, leading down
through the land of perennial
summers, over the Pennsylvania ."r 5 ."*.
Railroad, the Atlantic Coast
Line and the Plant System.
Every mile-post marks historic
ground and every moment of the
way the passenger aboard the .
train finds himself surrounded
by a world of interesting sights.
It isn't long before the subur-
ban skirts of Philadelphia are
reached, and glimpses of the
endless parks and lawns, the
many statues and historic spots
of interest, are enjoyed from the
window of the train as it speeds into the City of Brotherly
Love. There is little time wasted, however, by the fast-
flying vestibuled train on its flight southward, for what
the tourist cares most about at this time is to hurry on to
the Land of Flowers.
An hour or two and the passenger looks out upon the his-
toric soil of "Maryland, A N My Maryland." The
picturesque towers and steeples of Baltimore
bristle over the land- scape and soon the
passenger is waiting for a brief minute or
two in the station at the gates of the Oriole
City. The stop is ver\ short and after a fresh
locomotive is placed at the head of the train
the tourist is once more hurried onward toward
the end of his journey w \ith a newness of life
and a seemingly heartier zest.
Town after town is passed,
S / seen for a second and lost in
S the distance by the heedless train
until Washington, the nation's
S' pride, is reached. The Capitol dome,
\ the Washington Monument, the
rising hills and sunny slopes, the
densely wooded lawns of the capital city all rise in view
and throw a magnetic spell upon the interested sightseer
from the train. Washington is the dividing line on the
way from the North to the South. It is the one point that
never fails to interest, for the stranger always finds some-
thing to see in Washington he has never seen before. The
great heart of the Republic throbs there.
And next comes Richmond-historic old Richmond-the
City of Monuments and a million memories. There is
something in the very name that conjures up the incom-
parable traditions of the Union's infancy and appeals to one
in pathetic remembrance of the "storm-cradled nation that
fell." The old White House of the Confederacy on the hill,
the great gray pillars of the Confederate Capitol, the colos-
sal monument to George Washington and the early defend-
ers of American Liberty-all these speak aloud and inspire
the stranger with reverence for the very soil on which
the proud old city by the James is built. Every hill is
crowned with a monument, every vale is marked by a
tomb where rest the ashes of an American hero and
Charleston-by-the-sea \Vhat a world of tender
memories arise as the eve roams out over the placid
\waters of Charleston Harbor and rests upon the summit
of old Fort Sumter and upon the battle-worn embank-
ments of Fort Moultrie simultaneously! How the voice of
years that are gone seems to speak in every reverberating
peal from the bells of St. Michael's Church, and how the
old crumbling columns of stately mansions everywhere
seem to voice in pitiful tone the barons of days gone by
w\ho once reveled in the luxury of such splendid palaces!
Charleston has been termed
" A City of Calamities," but
w i t h al, there is but one
Charleston, and there never
\ill be but one, and Ameri-
cans love it for its past as
w ell as for what it is to-day.
A! y :aOF-a'
The ride from Charleston to Savannah is across a
picturesque corner of the Palmetto State. All the way
the great live oaks and pines intermingled in pleasing
confusion and draped with long festoons of Spanish moss
gratify the eve of the tourist, who by this time is thor-
oughly thawed out and is warming up to the continual
change of scene with new interest and life. Savannah
is called the most picturesque city in the South. It is also
called the Sylvan City by reason of its abundant shade
trees, its wide stretching parks, courts and plazas. Every
square in Savannah along the principal streets is marked
by a monument or a statue. Fountains are everywhere
in the parks and on the streets. It is one of the wealth-
iest of the cities of the Old South, and the air of genuine
old-fashioned Southern hospitality hovers over Savannah
as it does over no other community perhaps in the South
to-day, and this is saying a great deal.
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When the winte. urist passes Savannah on his way
to Florida, he finds lthi.seif in the pine forests so famed in
song and story. On and on speeds the vestibuled fast
train over the celebrated Plant System, which is not only
a great railroad corporation but which also embraces seven
of the greatest hotels in the state of Florida on the West
Coast, as well as Steamship Lines to Cuba, Jamaica and
various points in Southern waters.
Tampa is the Mecca of the winter tourists on the West
Coast of Florida because of the palatial winter hotel there
-the Tampa Bay Hotel. This magnificent hostelry is
the adorning crown of the Plant System of hotels and is
the most celebrated of all American winter resorts. There
has recently been built a splendid Casino and club room
on the vast park that surrounds the hotel and this is to be
one of the greatest charms of Tampa this winter. The
Casino embraces an auditorium where regular bookings of
theatrical companies have been made for the winter season.
It also includes a great swimming pool where the pleasure
and health seekers may find amusement and recreation.
Among the Plant System Hotels none will be more popu-
lar this winter than the new Belieview, which has been
built on a lofty elevation brewing the waters of Clearwater
A M ", :
Harbor, at tlhe
littlIe toVwn of
This is about
e t .e11 t w v-f i\e
miles from Tam-
pa and is direct-
ly on the Gulf.
The new hotel
is surrounded by a world of palmetto trees, and a tangle
of jessamine vines and thick pine growth. It is fitted and
furnished in the latest and most approved style, and it is
so constructed as to allow a splendid view of the Gulf
from every window in the building.
Between Tampa and Bellair is Port Tampa, and here
is one of the most picturesque hotels in Florida-Port
Tampa Inn. This is also one of the Plant System Hotels,
and is kept up to the high standard set by the splendid
Tampa Bay. The Inn is built on piers a mile out over
the waters of Tampa Bay. It is a favorite place for those
who find pleasure hunting and fishing in Florida in winter
The Ocala House at Ocala is another of the magnifi-
cent Plant System Hotels. This is always a favorite
resort among the visitors to Florida in winter time and is
located in one of the most interesting regions of the
Peninsular State, within easv reach by b
steam, drives or bicycle path of the
famous Silver Springs.
The Seminole Hotel, at Winter Park, was one of the
first Florida hotels to gain distinction, and holds its name
well, and will always do so since it, too, is under the
same management as the justly celebrated Tampa Bay
Hotel. The Plant Hotels are all kept up to and beyond
in many respects the methods of modern American hostel-
ries, and they in consequence reap a great patronage at
the hands of the tourists who throng in Florida in winter
The latest acquisition to this excellent system of winter
hotels is the Kissimmee Hotel, located at Kissimmee,
Florida, one of the most interesting of all the picturesque
Florida towns. This house has been remodeled and reno-
vated by the Plant System and will be run in magnificent
style during the winter seasons hereafter.
With the vast improvements that have been wrought
on the West Coast of Florida by the Plant System, the
splendid new hotels that will be opened for the first time
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this season, the paved roadways and bicycle tracks that
have been placed at every important point, the spacious
Casino at the Tampa Bay Hotel, with theatrical perform-
ances every evening-the general results of persistent
development-it is easy to see that the resorts in this
region of the Peninsular State offer greater temptations
this season than ever before. The tide of tourist travel
has already set in for the season, and if signs count for
aught this will be the gayest season ever experienced on
the West Coast.
A midwinter trip to Florida will never lose its fascinations
and charms. On the contrary, Florida is growing more
charming each year. No spot is so well suited to the
pleasure-seeker who sits down to plan a midwinter trip,
no place so accessible. There is that in the balmy breeze
from the tropic seas surrounding Florida ; there is that in
the bright sunny days; there is that in the aroma of
orange groves and the wholesome air amid the sighing
pines-there is that charm in all such delights as makes
one feel restful, contented and happy.
Florida is the place to spend the winter.
"The Sunland of the World."
HE management of the Plant S. S. Line has arranged
three tours to this beautiful island of the Caribbean Sea,
and one of the magnificent U. S. Mail steamships of this
line is appointed to sail from Port Tampa, Fla., on February
12th, March 4th and March 20th, direct for Port Antonio,
where connection is made with the Jamaica Railway for
Kingston, Spanishtown, and all points on the Island, also with
ships of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. for the Windward
Islands and Central and .
South American ports.
The service of the Plant
S. S. Line is first class,
and a tour on one of
its ships is sure to be
Lye New York............ .....
Charleston ................... (Pl
" Suwanee Springs.............
" High Springs................
S Ocala ..... ................
"Leesburg ......... ....
"Tampa Bay Hotel............
Arr Port Tampa (The Inn.).......
Lye New York........... (Penn. R. R.) 9 30 a.m.
SPhiladelphia .e... 12 09 p m.
Baltimore............2 25 "
Washington... (Atlantic Coast Line.) 346
Charleston ..........(Plant System.) 6 12 a.m.
Savannah........... 8 26
Arr Waycross .......... 10 47 "
Lye Waycross.......... 1057
Arr Jacksonville........ 1 10 p.m.
No. 23. No. 35. No. 37.
Penn. R.R.) 9 00 p.m. 9 30 a.m. 4 30p.m.
1205a.m 12 09p.m. 700 "
250 225 925 "
CoastLine.) 430am. 346 "1048 "
ant System.) 10 35 p.m. 6 12 a.m. 11 59 a.m.
105a.m. 826 221p.m.
335 1047 432p.m.
915 215 .........
1010 259 .......
i 1205p.m. 431 ..........
S 155 542 .........
S 340 700 ........
620 900 ..........
6 33 9 13 "....
705p.m. 945p.m .........
No. 23. No. 37.
1205a.m. 700 "
250 925 "
10 35 p.m. 1159 a.m.
1 05 a. m. 2 21 p.m.
335 432 "
7 30 a.m. 6 30 p.m.
8 50 p.m.
Lye Jacksonville..... (Fla. East Coast.) .......... 915 a.m. 6 45 p.m. .....
Arr St. Augustine .... .......... 10 30 a.m. 7 45 p.m. ..........
Lye Jacksonville....(J. T. & Ry.)......... 8 30 a.m. ....... 9 00 p.m.
"Palatka......... 1020 ..........1140 "
" Sanford.............(Plant System.) .........1 00 p.m.........3 20 a.m.
Arr Winter Park
(Seminole Hotel) 1 38 409
Kissimmee, .. 222 500
(Kissimmee Hotel) 2 22 50
Tampa.... 445 .......... 830 "
STampa Bay Hotel... ... 500 .......... 848
Arr Port Tampa (The Inn) .......... 5 30p.m. ......... 9 20 a.m.
Lye Waycross.........(Plant System.) 11 00 a m. ..... 7 10 p.m. ..........
Arr Brunswick ........ 1250p.m. ........ 9 10p.m. ..........
Lye Waycross...........(Plant System.) 11 05 a.m. ........ 9 40 p.m .........
Arr Thomasville........ 2 14 p.m. ..... 12 25 a.m. ..........
THROUGH CAR ARRANGEMENT.
No. 35. Carries Pullman Buffet Drawing Room Sleeping Cars,
New York to Port Tampa (via High Springs, Gainesville,
Ocala and Leesburg), and New York to Jacksonville.
No. 23. Carries Pullman Buffet Drawing Room Sleeping Cars,
New York to Jacksonville, Parlor Cars Jacksonville to
Tampa Bay Hotel.
No. 37. NEW YORK & FLORIDA SPECIAL Carries Pull-
man's finest Drawing Room, Sleeping, Dining, Observa-
tion and Library Cars, and is heated by steam, lighted by
electricity and vestibuled from end to end, leaving New
York daily except Sunday, running solid to St. Augustine,
and connecting at Jacksonville with through Sleeping Cars
to Tampa Bay Hotel, via J. T. & K. W. Ry.
H. B. PLANT, B. W. WRENN,
President. Passenger Traffic Manager.